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    2017. New Words & Phrases.

    I was reading an article today regards a survey of new words and phrases for 2017.

    Apparently the winner this year in the U.K. was " Youthquake" apparently relating to the growing influence of youth upon politics.

    That I can comprehend. But then we move onto " A Milkshake Duck," ( a person of substance with a dubious past.) I cannot quite get my head around that one, so any explanations would be gratefully received.

    Actually I suppose that one is entitled to create new ones all the time. Might I suggest:

    1. A Cinzano Leopard.

    2. A Guinness Gorilla.

    3. A Dry Martini Armadillo.

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    Milkshake Duck is an internet slang term referring to a representation of a viral internet star who is briefly adored by the public prior to the discovery of their distasteful or offensive past.

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    On June 12th, 2016, Twitter user @pixelatedboat[1] posted a tweet about the internet’s love for “Milkshake Duck,” followed by the revelation “we regret to inform you the duck is racist” (shown below). Within one year, the tweet gained over 22,700 likes and 9,600 retweets.
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    Thank you Mohammad. Interesting feedback.
    Best regards
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    "Milkshake Duck" sounds like a question in a Derbyshire cafe

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